Shoe lacing study

In January, as part of my PhD dissertation work, I had the wonderful opportunity to work with 19 amazing participants and the crew at the UMass gait lab. We were looking at the effect of a shoe lacing intervention on measures of comfort and on toe pressures. For over a year now, at FootCare by Nurses, we have been been using different lacing patterns to secure shoes to peoples feet. Our patients have told us what a difference it makes to them, both in terms of comfort, and also how much better they feel in their shoes. Whats really amazing is to see the science come together with the experiences of our patients. Long and short of it, how you secure your shoes to your foot does indeed make a difference to comfort and toe pressures.

Published by Kate

I have been a certified foot care nurse for 4 years. I became a foot care nurse because I got tired of seeing people having wounds and amputations for reasons that I thought were so preventable. In 2015 I founded FootCare by Nurses to train other nurses how to do evidence based foot care and provide high quality foot care staffing into area senior centers and agencies that see the value good foot care.

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